Women in Greece and Rome
Even if you have a very basic understanding of ancient history, you may know that women didn’t really dominate the ancient world. There duty as a female was towards the home and having the babies and basically leaving all the hard stuff to the men. But that doesn’t mean to say that we have no information on the lives of women, because what little we have left is a distinct contrast between men and women in ancient Greece and Rome, through literature and myth, artwork and the general culture.
So here we go!
Women in Literature:
Although the main characters in the Iliad are predominantly male women still play a significant role, as just because women lacked a voice or weren’t as present in the myth, doesn’t mean they weren’t important!
The Iliad Book 1, consists of an argument between Achilles and Agamemnon, who fight over the war prize Briseis, and ends in Achilles…
View original post 867 more words